Meet Mrs. P’s committed and enthusiastic faculty & staff. We are one big family around here, and we hope to include you soon!
Bachelor of Science, mathematics
Lifetime graduate member of Dance Educators of America
Graduate member of acrobatics and musical theater
Richmond Gymnastic School, Staten Island New York
Acrobatic instructor at Bea Christie School of Dance Brooklyn, New York
Shotokan Karate, Black Belt (Brooklyn Academy of Music)
Co-founder and director of Mrs.P’s School of Dance, Brooklyn, New York
Co-founder and director of Mrs P’s Dance and Acrobatic Studios, Coral Springs, Florida since 1978
A lifetime graduate member of Dance Educators of America
Graduate member of ballet arts and musical theater
Vreeland New Jersey School of Dance
Protégé to Beatrice Lee Christie, founder and past president of Dance Educators of America, N.Y.C.
Bea Christie School Of Dance, Brooklyn, New York
Acrobatic and dance instructor at Bea Christie School of Dance
Richmond Gymnastic School, Staten Island, New York
Broadway Dance Center, various dance instructors
Co-founder and director of Mrs. P’s School of Dance, Brooklyn, New York.
Co-founder and director of Mrs. P’S Dance and Acrobatic Studios of Coral Springs, Florida since 1978
President of JP Dance Enterprises Inc. (franchisor to Boca Raton and Port Saint Lucie)
Faculty & Staff
Tracy started her dance and acrobatic training at the age of 5. Mentored to be an assistant at a young age, she started her teaching career at 15 with a heavy emphasis in Acrobatics as well as other forms of dance. As a competitive dancer from a young age, she has been introduced to many styles of dance and worked under a variety of master teachers. Tracy continued her dance training through college at The University of Florida with a minor in dance and was a member of various companies and performance groups: Floridance, Soundstage, Dance Alive and Danza. After moving back to South Florida, Tracy started teaching full time again and has choreographed many award winning competition pieces and more importantly, helped her students grow and safely develop their strength and skills. Certified by Dance Educators of America and currently in training with Acrobatic Arts, Tracy is continuously looking for new methods and approaches to introduce to her students to keep up with the fast paced cutting edge dance world.
Blake takes ongoing classes, attends seminars, and makes appearances highlighting his Parkour, Acro, and Martial Arts skills. He has 22 years experience in Korean Ju Jitsu (Hapkido) and is a Full Instructor. He also has 19 years of Freestyle Tumbling. He is a Certified trainer in Parkour, Acro, Body Weight Training, and Martial Arts. He is the South Florida Ambassador to American Parkour based out of Washington D.C., Senior Member of the Barrett Hapkido Demo Team, and has performed with the National Parkour Troupe “The Tribe”. Blake has done shows and events as Spider-Man, and other characters, for the last 11 years. He was also the Head Parkour Coach at StrikeGym in Coconut Creek for 5 years before it closed in late 2016. We are pleased to have him on our staff this year for our Acro classes.
Nova Lishon-Savarino has been studying Classical Ballet since age 2. Nova studied dance under the direction of Dana Williams for 15 years performing in various shows, events, festivals, theaters, venues, and charities/community service events with the Ballet Elite Dance Studio, Nutcracker with Magda Auñon’s Fort Lauderdale Ballet Classique, various productions with Nova Southeastern University’s Performing Arts Department, and performed as a guest dancer in Falstaff with the Gold Coast Opera. Over the years, Nova studied other types of dance such as Modern, Lyrical, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Choreography, and Improvisation; she has won many awards and scholarships. Nova continues to share her dance experience by teaching children, teens, and adults. Nova has been Figure Skating since age 6 and has competed in local, state, and national competitions including winning several state championships. Nova has won over 100+ medals with the superior coaching from Ilona Melnichenko and Artem Torgashev at Saveology Iceplex, as well as Jennifer Houghton at Sunrise Ice Skating Center. She also earned her B.A. in Dance, Minor in Theatre from NSU. Nova earned a doctorate in Instructional Technology & Distance Education and Higher Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University and other degrees. Nova has been teaching at Broward College since 2012.
Eric Potter attended Nova Southeastern University, where he majored in Musical Theatre and minored in dance. Since 2012 he has choreographed numerous full stage musical productions and trained dancers both here in the U.S. and abroad from the ages of 8-40.
The shows that Eric has choreographed include Cinderella, Lion King Jr., Aida, For Colored Girls, and Pippin. He has worked with theatre groups in the Broward County School District training and preparing them for their Districts, States, and Nationals Theatre Festivals; He is proud to say they always received “Superiors” and “Critics Choice”.
Abroad, Eric works with a group of dancers, based in Trinidad, annually where they perform Modern, Contemporary, and Liturgical pieces in a different country every year. They have performed in Nigeria, Bahamas, and Trinidad – to name a few places.
We are pleased to have Eric join our dance family this year. He will be teaching Voice, Musical Theatre, and Jazz.
Bachelor of Fine Arts – Suny University, Purchase – prima ballerina
Sherill Central School, Vernon, Mohawk Valley Performing Arts, Sandies Dance Academy, Empire School of Gymnastics, Valley Gymnastics, Burklyn Ballet Theater, R.A.D. Toronto, Boston School of Ballet, NYS School of Arts
Ballet Nova of So. Fl., Charleston Ballet Theater, Pennsylvania/Milwaukee Ballet, Chautaugua Dance Festival Co., Buffalo Ballet Co.
Dance Elite Competition, Tri Valley Competition
Jenn’s background in graphic arts, internet technology, and her ability to successfully manage her large household have prepared her to face all the wonderful craziness the world of dance throws her way. Be sure to say hi to Jenn on your way to class!